Sunday, May 10, 2015
#130 / Ex Machina
Ex Machina (the movie) is still playing at the Del Mar Theatre, right downtown in Santa Cruz. The movie is about artificial intelligence.
Ava, the artificially intelligent robot, is pictured in the center. Her creator is pictured to the right. Young Caleb, sincere and brilliant, is on the left. He has been brought in to a very remote location to take part in a "Turing Test."
Wikipedia provides this helpful definition: "A Turing test is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human." Ava passes.
Based on the movie, the concerns about artificial intelligence expressed by Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk are all validated.
It's a movie worth seeing.
It's a topic worth thinking about!